Industry Veteran Brings Retail and Supply Expertise to Leadership Role in Canada
Tampa, FL (September 18, 2018) – Polymer Logistics, a global leader in reusable packaging and merchandising systems, has announced that Eric Biddiscombe has joined the company as Country Manager, Canada.
In his new role, Eric is responsible for all aspects of Polymer Logistics business in the Canadian market, including retailer and grower development, service, operations, and asset management, for the full range of Polymer Logistics reusable packaging and merchandising systems. He reports to Fred Heptinstall, CEO Polymer Logistics North America.
“We are thrilled to have a professional with Eric’s depth and breadth of experience join our leadership team,” said Heptinstall. “He is highly regarded by all sectors of the industry and well-suited to build sustainable partnerships with our customers in Canada as we position ourselves for growth in this important region.”
Biddiscombe joins Polymer Logistics from Chill Fresh Produce, where he served as Vice President of Canadian Operations with responsibility for the refrigerated produce distribution facility as well as sales across Eastern Canada. Prior to Chill Fresh, Biddiscombe spent 33 years with Loblaw Companies, Limited, serving in leadership roles in supply chain, produce procurement, quality assurance, merchandising, process improvement, and corporate social responsibility.
A committed and passionate advocate for the produce industry, Eric served on the Board of Directors of the CPMA for 9 years, was recognized as The Packer Canadian Produce Person of the Year (2015), one of The Packer Top 25 (2015), and the Ontario Produce Marketing Association Person of the Year (2011). He was tapped to participate in the Loblaw High Potential Program at the York University Schulich School of Business and completed process improvement methodology training with leaders from Virginia Tech University.
“I’m excited to join the world-class team at Polymer Logistics,” said Biddiscombe. “The Polymer Logistics culture of customer-first innovation, agility, value and service is embedded and embraced throughout the organization. I’m looking forward to building partnerships with Canadian businesses, introducing to them to our reusable transport and merchandising systems, and working together to delight shoppers and deliver sustainable profitable growth.”